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A senator's view: A divided Congress should agree on making our courthouses safe

Published 02/14/2012, Duluth News Tribune

In December, a defendant who had just been convicted of a crime retrieved a gun from his car and walked into the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. He shot and wounded the prosecuting attorney and a witness; a bailiff was injured during the encounter. The courthouse did not have a metal detector, and the gunman was not screened.

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